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Is Kelly Pavlik a real threat to Andre Ward?
What's Ward's motivation behind fighting Pavlik?
He wants to stay active/ This is a tune-up fight for Ward. [ 7 ] ** [30.43%]
Pavlik is a real threat and Ward relishes the challenge [ 2 ] ** [8.70%]
Ward just wants another "name" on his resume' [ 5 ] ** [21.74%]
Ward wants to have a "credible" opponent at super middleweight because he isn't ready to move to light heavy. [ 5 ] ** [21.74%]
Ward wants to completely wipe out the enitre divison. [ 4 ] ** [17.39%]
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post Nov 28 2012, 10:16 AM
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So I'm sure you guys all know this fight will be going down on Jan 26th. I'm also sure you guys know this has been in the works for some time now. I usually don't start threads but I was very curious and intrigue by this fight. Ward is a charismatic guy but he doesn't really promote himself or call people out much. It seemed however that he talked about tis fight more than most fights he's been in (maybe it's just me). I'm just curious to know what you guys think about Ward's motive behind seemingly promoting this fight. I also oviously would like to know if you guys think Pavlik has more than a puncher's chance at winning. Is he a threat or is this a classic case of adding a name to a boxer's resume' while his popularity is at a high? Personally, even if it is, I think Ward has earned that given his resume' the last 2 or so years. Just wanted to gauge where my fellow sweet science enthusiast were on this matter.
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post Nov 28 2012, 01:15 PM
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This poll is kinda dumb...the options are too obvious or similar to make any real comparisons.

I think Pavlik is a good opponent, I don't see how he wouldn't be. I also think he's probably going to get one of the worst beatings of his life.
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post Nov 28 2012, 03:19 PM
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QUOTE (sduck @ Nov 28 2012, 01:15 PM) *
This poll is kinda dumb...the options are too obvious or similar to make any real comparisons.

I think Pavlik is a good opponent, I don't see how he wouldn't be. I also think he's probably going to get one of the worst beatings of his life.


So then why is he a good opponent? I see your dumb poll and raise you a dumb statement lol
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post Nov 28 2012, 04:55 PM
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QUOTE (Franchize @ Nov 28 2012, 03:19 PM) *
So then why is he a good opponent? I see your dumb poll and raise you a dumb statement lol

I mean like it's asking too much; it's unnecessary...the options you made are too similar of reasons that are obvious to why he'd fight Pavlik. They're not really comparable. Or at least just how I see it...ignore me lol aint really that serious

He's good because he's Kelly Pavlik......lol

actually for the hell of it,

He wants to stay active/ This is a tune-up fight for Ward. (Both are dumb and not similar answers. It's not like Ward is at any point in his career to be retiring and Kelly Pavlik is still some sort of threat, not really a tune-up)
Pavlik is a real threat and Ward relishes the challenge (obvious answer; wanting to fight to fight Pavlik)
Ward just wants another "name" on his resume' (obvious answer; you're fighting....)
Ward wants to have a "credible" opponent at super middleweight because he isn't ready to move to light heavy. (somewhat obvious answer; fighting anyone before "if ever" moving to a diff weight class, whether credible or not)
Ward wants to completely wipe out the enitre divison. (kind of outrageous, but the only logical option here to be of any significant difference)

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post Nov 29 2012, 02:37 PM
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QUOTE (sduck @ Nov 28 2012, 04:55 PM) *
I mean like it's asking too much; it's unnecessary...the options you made are too similar of reasons that are obvious to why he'd fight Pavlik. They're not really comparable. Or at least just how I see it...ignore me lol aint really that serious

He's good because he's Kelly Pavlik......lol

actually for the hell of it,

He wants to stay active/ This is a tune-up fight for Ward. (Both are dumb and not similar answers. It's not like Ward is at any point in his career to be retiring and Kelly Pavlik is still some sort of threat, not really a tune-up)
Pavlik is a real threat and Ward relishes the challenge (obvious answer; wanting to fight to fight Pavlik)
Ward just wants another "name" on his resume' (obvious answer; you're fighting....)
Ward wants to have a "credible" opponent at super middleweight because he isn't ready to move to light heavy. (somewhat obvious answer; fighting anyone before "if ever" moving to a diff weight class, whether credible or not)
Ward wants to completely wipe out the enitre divison. (kind of outrageous, but the only logical option here to be of any significant difference)


#1 Some would say Kelly Pavlik is done. I mean he's fought some tomato can-ish opponents and still didn't look great. So, obviously I disagree that it was dumb.
#2 Not everyone wants another "name". Cotto fighting Trout should be evidence of that. I don't think anyone would have blamed Cotto if he went for the biggest "name" out there. He deserves it. Instead, he's fighting a tough opponent who is virtually unknown to the casual boxing fan.
#3 Some fighters want to move up in weight and could care less if they leave food on the table. Some fighters want to reign supreme as long as possible before moving up in weight. I don't think any of us know which guy Ward is yet. So once again, not dumb.
#4 Once again, not all fighters care to wipe out their division. Some care to beat the biggest names. Some want to unify the belts. Some want the biggest money fights. Some wanna fight anybody anywhere. Still not getting what was so "dumb".

But then again, to each is own. At the very least, it was as interesting enough topic for people to respond.
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